Issue Position: Defend the Constitutional Right of Law-Abiding Citizens to Keep and Bear Arms

Issue Position

By:  Chris Holbert
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

The United States Constitution recognizes first the rights of the People (Individual citizens); second, the power of the participating sovereign States; and lastly, a relative few powers enumerated to the collective United States (federal government). As a nation, we seem to have lost sight of the rare and precious nature of our Constitution. Many citizens and an alarming number of elected officials consistently position the federal government as the central source of power; followed by the power of the State; and lastly, that of the individual.

Chris understands that the First and Second Amendment of the United States Constitution exist primarily to protect citizens and sovereign States from an overreaching federal government. As free men and women, as law-abiding citizens, we have the Right to protect our freedom and liberty. That perspective led Chris to author the words, "Freedom and liberty are made whole when government removes itself from the lives of We the People."

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